National Weather Service to Issue Red Tide Alerts

Alerts about dangerous red tide levels will now be sent out by the National Weather Service following the latest red tide bloom that is still bringing dead fish and noxious air to our southwest gulf beaches.

Since June the weather service has issued experimental alerts on beach hazards such as riptides, but had no comprehensive update that also included red tide conditions.

Mote Marine Laboratory and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission track and collect data on red tide and share their findings with the National Weather Service. This partnership will allow it to update the public on red tide through its weather radio and National Weather Service systems.

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